Tag: ocean

Human carbon release rate is unprecedented in the past 66 million years of Earth’s history

Human carbon release rate is unprecedented in the past 66 million years of Earth’s history

March 21, 2016  |  Comments
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New research suggest humans are releasing carbon about 10 times faster than during any event in the past 66 million years.

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Four new algae species discovered in Hawaiʻi’s deep waters

Four new algae species discovered in Hawaiʻi’s deep waters

March 11, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Manoa researchers announced the discovery of four new species of deep-water algae from Hawaiʻi.

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Plankton network linked to ocean’s biological carbon pump revealed

Plankton network linked to ocean’s biological carbon pump revealed

February 24, 2016  |  Comments
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The research highlights the important role played by plankton in the climate system.

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Research explains near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins

Research explains near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins

February 16, 2016  |  Comments
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Scientists provide the first basin-scale investigation of the increase in productivity near coral reef islands and atolls referred to as the Island Mass Effect.

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3D Under the Sea selected as finalist in national video competition

3D Under the Sea selected as finalist in national video competition

February 12, 2016  |  Comments
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John Burns’ 3D Under the Sea has been selected as one of nine finalists in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge.

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Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids

Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids

December 22, 2015  |  Comments
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A new study revealed that Vibrio fischeri has a novel type of receptors that sense the presence and concentration of fatty acids, a building block of all cell membranes.

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Novel tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on commercial ships

Novel tsunami detection network uses navigation systems on commercial ships

December 16, 2015  |  1 Comment
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Scientists are using commercial ships operating in the North Pacific to construct a network of low-cost tsunami sensors to augment existing detection systems.

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Marine biologist Carl Meyer shares insights on recent tiger shark bites

Marine biologist Carl Meyer shares insights on recent tiger shark bites

October 19, 2015  |  2 Comments
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With the recent shark attacks occurring around Hawaiʻi, UH marine biologist Carl Meyer shares some interesting shark facts.

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Parental experience may help coral offspring survive climate change

Parental experience may help coral offspring survive climate change

August 6, 2015  |  4 Comments
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Preconditioning adult corals to increased temperature and ocean acidification resulted in offspring that may be better able to handle those future environmental stressors.

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Ruth Gates’ research to reverse rapid coral reef decline supported by Paul G. Allen

Ruth Gates’ research to reverse rapid coral reef decline supported by Paul G. Allen

August 4, 2015  |  3 Comments
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Ruth D. Gates’ research project to stabilize and restore coral reefs receives funding from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.

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